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2008 BMW M1 Homage Concept

The BMW M1 Concept: Is BMW Building Another Supercar?

Not since the BMW Z8, which in in 2003, has BMW come out with a luxury supercar marque. the BMW M3, M5 and M6 feature … performance and handling, the styling of these German sports cars looks just about any other luxury car you might cruising the boulevard.

With the M1 Concept, which rumors looking something like the BMW supercar the German luxury car manufacturer has committed to produce, BMW not calls to mind the original, M1 supercar, but has generated excitement for the company’s inevitable return to uncompromising sports cars.

info on the BMW M1 Homage Concept, and its offspring, will be posted as as it is released.

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To mark the 30th anniversary of the BMW M1 sports car, BMW Group is presenting a homage to this model as part of the Concorso Villa d’Este 2008. The BMW M1 by Giorgio Giugiaro was a car of superlatives and a emotive vehicle that was primed for the race track.

this development was the BMW Turbo by Bracq, a revolutionary concept car in addition to its groundbreaking functional also boasted a raft of innovations. It is from these two vehicles that the BMW M1 Homage its cue — a design study pays tribute to its forerunner and an embodiment of the competence, creativity and of the BMW Group Design team.

For BMW, heritage is always a living heritage. Drawing from your own past and reinventing yourself — is exactly what the BMW M1 Homage in impressive style. Dr Klaus BMW Group Board Member, A particular forte of BMW Group is to draw on its own powerful history and feed this into the of the future.

The BMW M1 Homage is a design in the tradition of a BMW Turbo that a contemporary take on the BMW M1 and the mid-engine This tribute exhibits an design that showcases and integrates it into the overall of the vehicle.

The Concorso d’Eleganza d’Este provides the perfect for the BMW M1 Homage. Here automotive from the past meet the cars and design studies of the It is in this dynamic field of between past and present the BMW Group Design team insights into its own perspective on a inspired automotive future.

to the BMW M1.

For a company as for a product, it is important to be of one’s roots. In the spirit of and Bracq, the BMW M1 Homage unites the BMW of design and technology in a highly and exciting interpretation.

Christopher E. Director Design BMW Group The BMW M1 was an uncompromising super sports car passion; its forerunner, the BMW Turbo by Bracq, displayed innovative solutions that found expression in emotional design. It is this blend — of and design, rationality and passion that the BMW M1 Homage embodies. It an exciting and authentic interpretation of the BMW M1 and the concept from a present-day and the legacy of the BMW M1 Homage is obvious at glance.

Unquestioningly it takes up the graphic of the hallmark BMW M1 colours black and and interprets them anew. The Orange paintwork exclusively for the BMW M1 Homage cites the classic BMW M1 yet surprises with its powerfully play of colour and brilliant It shapes the extrovert surface and strikingly highlights the eloquent of convex and concave surfaces.

the BMW M1, and another feature that springs to mind is the characteristic logo at the rear, on the right and edge above the tail For BMW, this particular of its emblems has always signalled a model. In the development stage of the BMW M1 dual emblem was the first element to be approved even the initial sketches were

Likewise, it was confirmed from the that the BMW M1 Homage would the same twin badges. specific styling cues from the BMW M1 are the air vents in the bonnet and the on the rear windscreen, as well as the cutline dividing the roofline the rear section of the body. the exterior dimensions of the BMW M1 Homage are in with those of the BMW M1; only the wheelbase indicates a larger cell.

Emotional design at the flashpoint tradition and modernism.

The BMW M1 Homage long familiar elements the BMW Design repertoire, reinterprets and couches them in a new context. Its brings together past and expanding the observer’s perception new design solutions that their expression in typical BMW If the contrasting colours were a design theme for the BMW M1, this is perpetuated in the BMW M1 Homage through its styling.

Familiar elements, as the trademark proportions, are combined new and exciting lines, surfaces and to create an up-to-date interpretation of the BMW M1, remains to this day an extraordinary

Shunning the strong wedge of other mid-engine cars, the BMW M1 consciously opts for BMW’s proportions. A relatively long compartment, a clearly defined into the A-pillar and a stretched line featuring the Hofmeister instantly give it away as a fide BMW. The horizontal of lines lowers the car’s centre of gravity and lends it an air of

Though the BMW M1 already boasted harmonious and sporty proportions, its design was not yet an explicit styling and was dominated by high-contrast graphic Today, however, next to the proportions, it is primarily the unusual styling that determines the recognition value of a BMW model. For years now, all BMW vehicles exhibited a striking and unique language.

The sculpting of the surfaces demands experience and craftsmanship at the highest Only through the combination of skills, state-of-the-art technology and a sense of the personality of each BMW can and modelers achieve the overall effect that lends a BMW its character.

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The BMW M1 Homage systematically the proportions and graphic themes of the BMW M1 the surface language of the new BMW look a combination that imbues the with an exciting, sporty and emotionality. The front-end styling of the BMW M1 adopts many of the graphic themes of the BMW M1: the contrast between the recessed surfaces and the car colour, the squat kidney grille and the headlamps.

And yet the front of the BMW M1 Homage is an novelty for BMW. Each assumes a function: the hallmark kidney, for example, is not only a feature of the BMW brand but combines cooling-air routing and safety The design of the headlamps, meanwhile, is a new of the retractable headlights of the BMW M1. Like the on the historic model, those on the BMW M1 are only visible when on.

When not in use they are discreetly into the front-end design and into the recessed black almost like pop-up

Along the side of the car all the lines, and details lead the eye from the end along the stretched engine and clearly defined A-pillars converging at the centre of the vehicle. Two lines are drawn from the along the flanks of the vehicle the engine compartment area.

The of lines begins in a straight, fashion at the front end, the optical centre of gravity of the BMW M1 and highlighting its low-slung stance. the middle of the car, however, the break up. The power of the design is precisely where the power of the also lies — at the

Strong, sensuous sweeping accentuate the car’s mid-engine the design emphasising the mechanics it, the engineering skills and the engine of the BMW Group.

The roofline of the BMW M1 Homage is tapered, extending into and the rear. In so doing it draws a line and forms a link the two sides of the car. It is on this above the tail lights, the hallmark twin BMW logo can be found. Engineering is beautiful let’s show it! The overall is driven by functionality and each has its purpose.

Aspects such as cooling-air routing and safety the BMW M1 Homage technical substance and it a genuine BMW. A telling of this is the kidney grille of the BMW M1 Homage, fulfilling as it does functions at the same time. The kidney isn’t just a BMW feature, it is also part of the honed aerodynamics: it guides the air to the cooling as well as constituting the section of a crash box, to the monocoque chassis of a Formula One car.

Inspired by aircraft design, the car as a also boasts sophisticated air through the body. For example, the routing for the engine is positioned the roofline, in the black recessed along the side of the vehicle the window graphic. Small and openings guide the air stream the engine compartment to ensure an supply of cooling air.

and inspiration.

The BMW M1 Homage clearly the creativity and potential of the BMW Design A project such as this is a source o inspiration for our day-to-day

T.r.f Adrian van Hooydonk, Design BMW Automobiles

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